Sacramento, CA Photos

Sacramento, the capital of California, is a mixture of heritage Victorian & modern buildings sprinkled with museums. The city gained its prominence & wealth because four families had the foresight in the first transcontinental railroad. This photo essay uses 490 original images to document Sacramento: tourist attractions, architecturally-significant buildings, parks, monuments, museums.

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California State Capitol Dome of California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA Floor of Senate chamber in California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA Pediment of Jesse Unruh State Office Building. Sacramento, CA
Sacramento Modern Buildings & Capitol Mall Mountain-like peak of Renaissance Tower. Sacramento, CA Zigzag facade of West America Bank Building. Sacramento, CA Elks Club Building. Sacramento, CA
César Chavez Square Facade of Sacramento City Hall. Sacramento, CA Sacramento Public Library with Tsakopoulos Library Galleria addition. Sacramento, CA Facade details of US Bank Plaza building. Sacramento, CA
Sacramento Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament Exterior of central dome of Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. Sacramento, CA Altar screen in Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. Sacramento, CA
Sacramento Victorian Houses Yellow Eastlake-style house on F St. between 11th & 12th. Sacramento, CA Front porch details of Eastlake-style house. Sacramento, CA
California Governor's Mansion California Governor's Mansion was built for Albert Gallatin, a partner in the hardware store of Huntington & Hopkins. Sacramento, CA Coach house of California Governor's Mansion. Sacramento, CA
Leland Stanford Mansion Front steps of Leland Stanford Mansion serving as both a Museum & reception house for gubernatorial functions. Sacramento, CA
Crocker Art Museum Crocker Art Museum. Sacramento, CA Love Chase by Charles Christian Nahl showing turbaned lovers on horseback at Crocker Art Museum. Sacramento, CA
Old Sacramento Pony Express monument against the Victorian buildings of Old Sacramento. Sacramento, CA Sacramento Engine Company 3 building in Old Sacramento. Sacramento, CA Paddle wheel of Delta King in Old Sacramento. Sacramento, CA
Old Sacramento at Night Daily Union building in Old Sacramento at night. Sacramento, CA Colored glass in shop in Old Sacramento. Sacramento, CA
Sacramento Bridges Tower Bridge over Sacramento River joining M St. / Capitol Ave. originally carried rail & road traffic. Sacramento, CA
California State Railroad Museum Southern Pacific Railroad locomotive #1 "C.P. Huntington" at California State Railroad Museum was originally used by Central Pacific & displayed at Panama Pacific Exposition in 1914. Sacramento, CA Western Pacific Railroad F7 Diesel locomotive #913 by General Motors at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA
The Last Spike of the Central Pacific Railroad Detail Thomas Hill's "The Last Spike" showing Leland Stanford with hammer & golden spike at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA
California State Railroad Museum China Collection AT&AF Mimbreno turtle plate used on Super Chief trains at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA
Wells Fargo Museum Wells Fargo & Company Concord coach in lobby of Wells Fargo Center. Sacramento, CA Envelope embossed with Columbus discovery anniversary postage stamp plus domestic frank of Wells Fargo fees so that letter could be expressed to its destination & be carried to final address by postman at Wells Fargo Museum. Sacramento, CA
Gold Rush History Center Gold nugget at Gold Rush History Center. Sacramento, CA Native American Maidu storage basket at Gold Rush History Center. Sacramento, CA
California State Military Museum Second California Cavalry Civil War "Hardee" hat at California State Military Museum. Sacramento, CA
Sutter's Fort Blockhouse of Sutter's Fort. Sacramento, CA Bust of John Sutter who started the fortified colony at what is now Sacramento, CA Buildings & canon of Sutter's Fort. Sacramento, CA
Towe Auto Museum Front end of Hudson Model 33 "Mile-a-Minute" at Towe Auto Museum. Sacramento, CA Ford Model T Tanker Truck at Towe Auto Museum. Sacramento, CA
Aerospace Museum of California McDonnell-Douglas A-4C Skyhawk I in Blue Angels paint at Aerospace Museum of California. Sacramento, CA

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